For the past few days, the weather here in Beijing has either been hot and muggy, or rainy. We had to cancel our much-anticipated field trip to the swimming pool because of a 100% chance of rain last week. And when it rains, the foster families often ask us if they can keep their kids home from preschool. It's a lot of work driving a three-wheeled cart through muddy streets, so our usually packed classroom gets a little silent during rain showers.
Last Friday, our four preschool students learned about butterflies, and then pulled on their rain boots, donned raincoats and hunted down a few umbrellas. Then it was time for Jumping in Puddles: 101.
|Everybody, look at the camera!|
|I'll keep you dry, Colton.|
|Wendy and the big, red umbrella.|
|Ok, Colton. It's time to trade.|
The best part was swapping umbrellas whenever one of the more out-spoken kids, aka Lily and Wendy, decided they wanted a different color. Colton and Claire were always happy to trade and each child probably got a turn with each of the five different colored umbrellas.
|who wants a turn with the purple one?|
|Oooh, a snail!|
Have you had rainy or hot days recently? What are your go-to outside activities? We'd love to hear them!